Playa d'en Bossa
Playa d’en Bossa is the longest beach on the island situated between Figueretas beach and Ses Salines Natural Park, near the downtown and the airport. Playa d’ En Bossa is widely known for its prestigious night clubs and beach clubs as well as a popular meet up place for the club goers. All kinds of accommodations, bars, restaurants, shops, water sports, and of course electronic music can be found in the area. It is a major holiday resort in Ibiza.
Type: Sandy Beach
Playa d’en Bossa or Platja d’en Bossa in the Ibizan dialect, is a long beach, with almost 3 kilometers in length and from 25 to 50 in width with white soft sand, which makes it very comfortable for any activity.
Due to the large bay structure exposed to the east on some days, Platja d’en Bossa gets windy and most of the time the walittle bit wavy. There is a depth of around one half to 1 meter. It’s important to remark the facilities for the disabled in this beach and access ramps to the sea.
How to get there:
Geo: 38.896933, 1.415166
Playa d’en Bossa is more than a sandy beach, excellent restaurants, and electronic music clubs. The impressive Ibiza history had left its legacies everywhere. From July to October, you can visit and go to the Torre des Carregador that was restored in 2008. From the lookout tower, you can catch a magnificent full panoramic view of the islets on the way to Formentera, Platja d’en Bossa, and at the back the castle Dalt Vila.
You can visit the Ses Salines Natural Park; if you like trekking, there is a 5 kilometers route from the Torre des Carregador to there. In the Interpretation Centre of the Ses Salines Natural Park, you can learn about the history of the salt flats and also discover flora and fauna of the reserve.
Did you know?
At the end of the beach is the Torre des Carregador also known as the Torre de la Sal Rosa -the pink salt tower. It’s one of the oldest towers on the island, and it was a defense tower built in the 16th century to protect and defend the salt loaders who worked in the salt flats, a constant target of corsairs. At that time, the salt was an import export product. It can give shelter to between 150 and 200 people. It is the only tower with a cupboard and a fireplace. When the fire was turned on, the salt workers ran to take refuge, because it meant that they were approaching a schooner of Turkish or Berber pirates.
Located in Platja d’en Bossa is the most expensive restaurant in the world: Sublimotion, by the renowned Spanish chef specializing in cutting-edge cuisine, Paco Roncero.
In wintertime, Platja d’en Bossa looks like a ghost town, 90% of the businesses, hotels, restaurants, shops, clubs close down after the busy summer. The locals hang out in absolute calm, running, reading, strolling and doing yoga.
What to see:
Playa d’en Bossa is more than a sandy beach, excellent restaurants, and electronic music clubs. The impressive Ibiza history had left its legacies everywhere. From July to October, you can visit and go to the Torre des Carregador that was restored in 2008. From the lookout tower, you can catch a magnificent full panoramic view of the islets on the way to Formentera, Platja d’en Bossa, and at the back the castle Dalt Vila. You can visit the Ses Salines Natural Park; if you like trekking, there is a 5 kilometers route from the Torre des Carregador to there. In the Interpretation Centre of the Ses Salines Natural Park, you can learn about the history of the salt flats and also discover flora and fauna of the reserve.
What to do:
The recommendations about what to do in Playa d’en Bossa are infinitive. There are several day and night options for all size pockets. The atmosphere is youthful and cosmopolitan; along the beach is the avenue Pere Matutes full of famous bars and clubs like Hï, Tantra, Ibiza Jet, Bora Bora, Dunes, etc. Playa d’en Bossa also has the luxurious and famous beach clubs and hotels Ushuaïa and the Hard Rock Hotel.
There is a good number of top DJ’s that come to this area, so, the party is the main reason to be around here. To dance in Ushuaïa Beach Hotel during daytime must be in your Ibiza things-to-do list. Several clubs and beach clubs have DJ’s all day, and a few continue by night, such as Nassau Beach Club, Tanit Beach Club, Beachouse, Bora Bora, Dunes, Santos Ibiza and Bali Beach.
By night, besides the most famous night club Hï Ibiza, which was the iconic Space, there is also Octan, Swag, Tantra and Dunes. Playa d’en Bossa never sleeps, the party atmosphere is everywhere.
During the day spending hours on the beach is a good option. There are restaurants that offer tasty food, parasols, comfortable sunbeds, Bali beds, DJ’s playing chill-out or house music, yoga lessons, massage service, etc. The water sports centers have the main beach activities, kayak, jet ski, stand up paddle, banana boat, diving and snorkeling.
Boat parties have become more popular ove time; the excursions, has a DJ for the launching, taking you to beautiful spots to jump into the sea, snorkeling, and of course, dancing. In Playa d’en Bossa it is easy to find the promoters of the boat parties offering the excursions, but in Ibizadvisor you can discover the essential ones in our events section.
For Families, the Aguamar water park is in the core of Playa d’en Bossa, opened only in the high season, for all the family, full of diverse slides and quieter attractions for all ages. With facilities like changing rooms, lockers, relaxing areas, gardens and picnic areas, sunbeds, restaurants, etc.
Where to eat:
The number of restaurants on this beach and in the neighborhood is unimaginable.
Sublimotion is not only a restaurant but a sensory experience. The concept is unique in the world, started in 2014 by Spanish Chef Paco Roncero (2 Michelin stars) with the cooperation of professionals from different sectors as chefs, designers, set designers, engineers, illusionists, architects, choreographers, musical directors and screenwriters. A fusion of haute cuisine gastronomy and the most breakthrough technology.
Address: Playa D’en Bossa, s/n, San Jordi, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from 20.30 to 02:30
Phone: +34 618 89 13 58
Beachouse is a beautiful spot in the middle of the crowded Playa d’en Bossa. Between palms and dunes, in the morning, it offers an exquisite breakfast and beach-yoga classes. Along the day, the lunch and the menu combine Haute Spanish, Mediterranean and Ibizan cuisine. Plus, the art of contemporary mixology. Electronic music and performance create a magical ambiance. For the kids, there is a playground led by monitors. There is also an exquisite boutique.
Address: Playa d’en Bossa s/n, San Jordi, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from10:00 to 21:00
Phone: +34 971 39 68 58
Montauk Steakhouse is part of The Ushuaïa Tower. You can enjoy the perfectly aged, top-quality meat cuts from Spain, England and Alaska. But this restaurant is not only for meat lovers, it also offers side dishes, delicious vegetarian and seafood options like scallops, lobster, salmon, and bass. The restaurant design is elegant, comfortable to enjoy as a real carnivorous.
Address: Playa d’en Bossa 10, San Jordi, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: Every day from 19:00 to 00:00
Phone: +34 971 92 81 93
What about drinks and hotels?
To have a drink, this is the place. Playa d’en Bossa is full of bars with or without DJ’s; a cool spot is Dunes Ibiza. In the terrace, you can enjoy a beer, the best cocktails and many options of the menu, gogo dancers and DJs delight the bar day until late night. But there is also the Ninth in the rooftop of the Hard Rock Café Hotel. For a Spanish tapa place is Sate House or Bar Remolino, and to mention just a few: Murphy’s Ibiza, The Beach by Ushuaïa, Sir Rocco by Ushuaïa, Vermutería Ajo Blanco, Manoa, among others.
For your comfortable stay, you have the exclusive hotels such as Hard Rock, Ushuaïa, Grand Palladium Palace, Grand Palladium White Island Resort & Spa. But, there are also budget hotels and apartments like The Ibiza Jet apartments, Dorado Ibiza Suites, Santos Ibiza Suites, Tropicana Ibiza Suites which provides good style and comfort plus music.
For shopping, there is a daily street market located near the beach promenade, where you have the hippie style in clothes, accessories and souvenirs. Along the main avenue Pere Matutes Noguera that crosses all the quarter you can find trendy shoes, bikinis, clothes shops, small commercial centers to find the leading fashion brands.
In the summer season, Playa d’en Bossa is busy, probably one of the most populated areas on the island. If you are looking for peace, the sea, and birds sounds, we are sure that you will find it in a lot of Ibiza beaches, but not here. On the other hand, if you are looking for people from all over the world, a young atmosphere, the latest electronic music hits, lots of activities you can consider Playa d’en Bossa your place.
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